the act of recriminating, or countercharging: Hope gave way to recrimination with both sides claiming the moral high ground.
a countercharge: The poll suggests that the public is frustrated by the bickering and recriminations.

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recrimination (rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən)
1.  the act or an instance of recriminating
2.  law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge

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Word Origin & History

1610s, from Fr. récrimination, from M.L. recriminationem, from recriminari (see recriminate).
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Example sentences
Two years later he left in a flurry of mutual recrimination and lawsuits.
And the media set aside all other subjects to engage in a frenzy of
The result of this strategy can be sustained co-operation rather than a cycle
  of recrimination.
It was a mixture of discussion, factual refutation, and angry recrimination.
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